In these activities, students transcribe and translate portions of the rock pocket mouse Mc1r gene to further explore the genetic variations responsible for different coat colors as described in the short film Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation.
This activity supports concepts covered in the film Natural Selection and Adaptation. Students analyze genetic sequence data and draw conclusions about the evolution of coat-color phenotypes in the rock pocket mouse.
This activity explores the research presented in the short film The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes, which illustrates how gene duplications and mutations have allowed some fish to adapt to extreme environments.
This playlist can be used to teach several core concepts in evolution and molecular biology by connecting students to actual research on the rock pocket mouse. It can be used in a general high school biology course.
This playlist can be used to teach several core topics in cell biology and genetics by connecting students with case studies and multimedia resources about cancer. It can be used in undergraduate biology courses.
This playlist can be used to teach several core topics in genetics and molecular biology related to the central dogma by connecting students with case studies about the rock pocket mouse and genetic medicine. It can be used in undergraduate biology courses.